What does your business do?
We make hairbows, our style or custom made.
When and why did you start the biz?
I have 3 daughters who love bows! I also find making them relaxing.
so that is always good. I started this in June of 2018.
How Many People are in your Company?
Where's your office?
It is located in the spare room of my house. I have a table that I
make bows on, 3 long curtain rods full of ribbon and dozens of
containers with hardware and embellishments.
What's the toughest part of running your biz?
Getting exposure and marketing. I have done giveaways, and only seem
to get the same 3 entries. I am currently only set up on Facebook and
What's the most fun part?
Seeing all of my hard work pay off when customers are happy with
their orders. My daughters and also husband and son are so
encouraging when it comes to my business,
Anything you would have done differently?
I would do more planning out before jumping in head first. i just
kind of when with it.
What's next on the horizon for your biz?
I am currently working on expanding to include live Facebook shows,
to sell current inventory, and thinking of possibly expanding to
include a small pearl business.
What advice do you have for others?
Plan, and then plan some more. I've learned you can never do that too
How do you use Idea Cafe to help your biz?
I just joined, however i am finding great grant resources that are
easy to follow. I cant wait to have a few free minutes to check out
your blog and other marketing ideas.
School (where, still in school, degree)?
South Seneca High School GED
Prior jobs or business?
Cashier, Manager, House Cleaner.
What are your pets' names?
Apollo, Snickers, Boomer, Mulan, Annie, Maleficent, Aurora and Cyrus
Do any of these pets help with your biz?
No. The first 3 are our dogs, second 3 are our cats and the last 2
are my husband and sons pet ball pythons.
Is there any one person or event in your life that led
you to go into business for yourself?
Having 3 daughters, ages 11, 8 and 4. I am also a Girl Scout Leader
to a troop of 16 Scouts.
Anyone you publicly want to thank?
My husband and family for their support.
2063 County rd 139
Ovid, NY 14521